Mimi Valdes explains why creative risks are so important

Mimi Valdes opens up about her journey, from journalism to chief creative officer of i am OTHER.
(Courtesy of Mimi Valdes)

Mimi Valdes has been a writer, editor, producer, speaker and is now the chief creative officer of i am OTHER, a multimedia collective created by Pharrell Williams. Today, Valdes joins Tom Power to discuss her career, which includes being the former editor-in-chief of VIBE and Latina, to co-producing the 2015 film Dope, and executive-producing last year's Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures

Valdes will be speaking at TIFF today, as part of the Higher Learning: Master Class series. For more information, head over to TIFF's website.

— Produced by Cora Nijhawan


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